My kitchen smells like tomatoes. This is probably because approximately 125 lbs – 57 kg in metric – sprawls across my kitchen table in five glorious half-bushel bags. I fetched them from the grower this afternoon. I love that smell!
Good Stuff to Know
Applesauce is simple to make, in small or large quantities. We began with a bushel of apples, mixed late-fall varieties: Winesap, Mutsu, Cortland, Spy, and Jonathan.
- wash and stack the apples
- de-stem and cut in quarters (eighths if they’re huge apples)
- get out a big pot
- put 1-2 cups apple cider in the pot,